Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titlePGradDipIT
CRICOS code032374E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course is intended for those with a previous undergraduate qualification in IT such as computing, computer science or a technical information technology field. It provides a broad program in information technology, enabling students to select specific areas for in-depth study, or to construct a program from a range of suitably advanced units.


The objectives of this course are to:

  • provide students with knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information technology field
  • provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the information technology field
  • to develop students' understanding of significant areas of information technology to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.


This course consists of eight approved master's-level units.

Areas of study


Students must complete:

(a.) at least six units (36 points) from the specialisations listed under 'Areas of study'

(b.) a maximum of two elective units (12 points) from postgraduate level units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of the University as approved by the course director.

Students can choose to complete a specialisation, or can select a variety of units and complete the course without a specialisation.

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to 3349 Master of Information Technology (Honours).

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with 2423 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology